A ravishing wine. Floral but not too open-knit, there is plenty in reserve here. Fragrant, cool crushed red berry, cherry and damson flavours with an earthier more mineral background. Composed, defined and complete. Exemplary. From 70-year-old vines in the northern part of Chambertin where the wines tends to be particularly refined in style.
Chantal Remy started looking after the Domaine in 1988, shortly before a large proportion of its vineyards were sold. A third of the initial holding was left, vineyards spread over some excellent sites in the Chambolle-Musigny and Morey St Denis communes, at least until Chantal Remy’s mother died – when the domaine reduced again from, 4.5 hectares to 1.5 hectares as Napoleonic inheritance laws kicked in. The winemaking is resolutely traditional; no herbicides or insecticides are used in the vineyards, a third new wood is employed for élévage, during a long cask ageing there is just one racking and bottling takes place by hand two summers after the vintage, without fining or filtration. Classic, finely-tuned Burgundies that demonstrate an arresting purity and finesse. They are delicate and designed for pleasure! From 2009 all the Domaine Louis Remy wines will be labelled as Chantal Remy. Chantal’s son Florian started making the wine here in 2013 and seems destined to take it to ever greater heights.
A 12.9 hectare vineyard in the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin in the Côte de Nuits. Chambertin is one half of Le Chambertin, the other half being Chambertin Clos de Bèze which is slightly bigger at 15.4ha. Chambertin has always produced some of the most intense and serious red Burgundy there is and was purportedly drunk by Napoleon during his campaigns. Today it is still one of Burgundy's very greatest Grands Crus. The wines are more brooding and closed in their youth than those of Clos de Bèze and age extremely well. Among the arch exponents are Armand Rousseau, Leroy, Trapet, Rossignol-Trapet, Denis Mortet and Louis Remy.